God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:
peace in the hearts of all men and women
and peace among the nations of the earth.
Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds
are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding,
overwhelmed by the magnitude of tragedy,
we seek your light and guidance
as we remember these terrible events.
Grant that those whose lives were spared
may live so that the lives lost
may not have been lost in vain.
Comfort and console us, strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage to work
tirelessly for a world where true peace and love
reign among nations and in the hearts of all.